Undergraduate Cost of Attendance
It is important for students and parents to understand the value and cost of college attendance.
The University of Saint Katherine offers a strong liberal arts curriculum, small classes with dedicated faculty members, and an environment that allows students to explore their interests and determine their career path within the context of a respectful, positive, and Christian community.
A fine education is an investment in the future. We strive to keep the cost affordable for everyone who is admitted to the University.
The total cost of attendance includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses. Only tuition and fees are payable to the University of Saint Katherine. Students who receive financial aid spend less — often much less — than the total cost of attendance.
2022-2023 ESTIMATED TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE
The Total Cost Of Attendance (COA) is used to determine the maximum amount of grants and loans that a student can receive in a given Academic Year. The figures below assume a standard course load during the fall and spring semesters, mandatory fees, and a living arrangement with either parent(s) or roommate(s). The University does not offer housing or meal service at this time.
|Allowance||Living at Home||Off-Campus Housing||Comments|
|Tuition and Fees||$28,800||$28,800||Mandatory Gen. Svcs. Fee only|
|Books and Supplies||$1,152||$1,152||Books, educational supplies|
|Food||$8,320||$5,096||All meals, snacks, etc.|
|Housing||0||$10,712||Rent and utilities|
|Transportation||$912||$832||Gas, etc. to/from classes|
|Personal / Miscellaneous||$2,976||$3,488||Clothing, laundry, personal care, recreation, etc.|
|Total Cost of Attendance||$42,160||$50,080|
All students are expected to have a laptop computer. All students are also expected to have up-to-date health insurance coverage of their own or through a parent/guardian policy.
EXPLANATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS
Tuition and Mandatory Fees
Tuition is charged each semester. For students who take 12-18 units per semester, the cost is $13,500 per semester. The per-unit charge is $900 for units taken below 12 or above 18. A required General Services Fee of $900 per semester supports wi-fi access, computing services, library acquisitions, software licenses, institutional subscriptions, institutional memberships, and student services.
One-Time and Optional Fees (not included in Total Cost of Attendance calculation above)
A student may be required to pay other fees for specific services or activities:
One-time enrollment fee: $350
Athletics fee: $450 per semester to cover transportation, insurance, tournament fees, conference membership fees, etc.
Science lab and art lab fees: Variable, typically $50 to $100 per lab class
One-time graduation fee: $300
Payment plan fee: 2.5% of balance per semester
University of Saint Katherine students have access to many types of financial aid that may sharply reduce the student’s or family’s expected contribution. Students can contact us at (760) 471.1316 for answers to financial aid questions.
The rates shown are those in effect for the indicated academic year, and are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. University charges are due and payable in full by the date announced before the beginning of each term, or according to individual payment plans. A late payment penalty is assessed on payments received after the due date.
To check on an account balance or make a payment online, students can confidentially access their accounts at https://usk.populiweb.com/.